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Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies Paperback – January 1, 2008

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About the Author

Jack Uldrich is the president of The NanoVeritas Group, an international consultancy helping organisations navigate through these exponential times. Clients include leading venture capital firms, state governments, and Fortune 100 companies. Uldrich's work has appeared in many business publications including The Wall Street Journal.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Platinum Press (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598694200
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598694208
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,444,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John Rossman on January 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a brilliant book. The author gives many thought-provoking examples of how to anticipate and leverage exponentially changing technology in business and in life. It also examines previous advancements in a variety of fields and provides all of the tools necessary for anyone to innovate in literally any context. I especially enjoyed the discussion of how the greatest inventions draw on elements found in nature. Every groundbreaking concept in the book was supported by quotes or citations to great thinkers or books. Perhaps most importantly, the book is written in a way that is easy to understood and apply. This should be required reading for anyone looking to get ahead through (or stay ahead of) innovation.
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Once I started reading I could not put it down! The combination of explanation through story telling, research into future (and emerging) technologies, and sound business advice and strategies makes this a must read for anyone. I believe that the target audience might be the "business" person but with such a clear explanation of how nano-technology, robotics, RFID and other future technologies will bring exponential changes to every field, every high school student in America should read it. Jack Uldrich's 50 strategies for change management will help lead the business person down a path to manage your business with an eye toward jumping the curve.

I'd also encourage every educator in America to read this book because exponential advances in technology will not simply change what our students need to learn, it will also transform the tools and methods teachers will need in order to convey this new knowledge to there students.

As Uldrich points out, knowledge itself is growing exponentially. Therefore, if educators want their students to prosper in this era of accelerating change it is no longer enough that they just stay ahead of the curve, they must learn to jump the curve. This books shows them how.
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Jack looks at emerging technology and how managers and organizations can get ahead of the curve by "jumping" it. Uldrich exposes both the opportunities and pitfalls of focusing on incremental and linear growth. Rather than aiming to be the next management fad or trend, Uldrich's book is a good wake-up call for executives to focus on what is possible and how to help their companies and teams look at the future.

Uldrich shows how knowledge itself is growing exponentially, and looks especially at the need for transformation in our educational system to help prepare our workforce. Regardless of your specific industry, "Jump the Curve" is a valuable book that inspires readers to stop and think about how events today will change your company and industry
tomorrow.
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By Sue Paul on January 18, 2014
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Insightful, motivating easy read full of applicable examples. Makes you think about the obvious. Quick read. Highly recomend this book.
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By Beck on December 9, 2012
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I bought it for a college class and it came very fast, but it was not my favorite book I read. It was the last of 7 books I read in two months.
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